to join two people in love
Weddings are important because they celebrate life and possibility…
“I pledge to share my life openly with you. From this moment on, I ask you to be with me on our journey, to share our dreams, go forward together and to be my companion along the way.”
There are certain requirements for a marriage to be legally valid in this country. Firstly, it has to be a public declaration before at least two adult witnesses. Secondly, it has to be ‘authorised’ by a Registrar if it is a civil ceremony, or performed by an ordained minister in the case of a church wedding.
However once the legal side is taken care of, then a ceremony performed by a Wedding Celebrant is an opportunity for your to express your love for each other in the way that YOU want. A Wedding Celebrant will give you all the flexibility you could wish for. You can have your Commitment Ceremony whenever and wherever you choose – dawn or dusk, inside or out, intimate or epic! You can choose your own vows, readings, poems, music and decor, without restriction. We can compose and perform your own wedding song and provide you with musicians, singers and dancers. If you want, our Wedding Planner can help with any aspect of the preparations for your special day.
You can have rituals and traditions like jumping the broom, hand tying, a sand or candle ceremony – send doves or balloons skyward, it is completely up to you. The only restriction is your imagination.
Once you have the answer to the all-important question ‘Will You Marry Me?’ then we are the people to talk to about the possibilities….
Hand-fastening - Couples bind their hands together with a ribbon to symbolize the joining of two lives. A pagan ritual that we have adapted for modern weddings.
Sand Ceremony – The couple pour their own individually coloured sand into a container where it is mixed to symbolise their union. This ritual is perfect when there are young children involved because they can have their own coloured sand too. It symbolises the beginning of the new family unit.
Candle Ceremony - similar to the sand ceremony above but using candles
Wine Ceremony - the couple can either choose to pour one white glass and one red glass to create a blush that they both drink from, or there can be a pouring of one glass that they both will drink from.
Breaking of the Glass – Traditionally used at Jewish weddings, this symbolises the end of the wedding ceremony and the time to begin the celebrations.
We also have some other ideas up our sleeves to share just with you!